Stone Laboratory, Ohio State University’s island campus on Lake Erie, has announced its 2010 Guest Lecture Series beginning June 17. Each Thursday evening lecture will begin at 7:45 p.m., lasting until approximately 9 p.m. Topics this season have a particular focus on partnered Great Lakes research, with additional talks about the geological history of Lake Erie, invasive species, and lake sustainability.
Guests are invited to take a Lake Erie Water Taxi, at their own expense, at 7:15 p.m. from the Boardwalk Restaurant dock to Gibraltar Island, where they will be given a short tour before the lecture. The lectures will also be simulcast into 333C Kottman Hall on the Ohio State University main campus, and podcasts will be available at stonelab.osu.edu/events/guest-lectures/.
"The Guest Lectures Series is a great way to get Great Lakes information out to the public," says Dr. Jeff Reutter, Director of Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory. "I encourage the public to come and take advantage of the opportunity to hear and interact with each of them."
This year’s lectures include:
- 6/17 Dr. Fred Hitzhusen, Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics, Ohio State University
"Toward a More Renewable Energy Future for Ohio: An Environmental Economic Perspective"
- 6/24 Dr. Charles E. Herdendorf, Professor Emeritus, Ohio State University
"Pioneering Research on Lake Erie: Stone Laboratory Contributions of the Last Century"
- 7/1 Dr. Lawrence Krissek, Department of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University
"The Geologic History of the Lake Erie Basin"
- 7/8 Doug Brewer, Manager, Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge
"Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge: Part of a Bigger System"
- 7/15 Dr. Marie Colton, Director, NOAA’s Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
"NOAA in the Great Lakes"
- 7/29 Gail Hesse, Chair, Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force, OEPA
"Algae Blooms in Lake Erie: Overview and Findings of the Ohio Lake Erie Phosphorus Task Force"
- 8/5 Roger Knight, ODNR Division of Wildlife
"The Asian Carp Threat to Lake Erie Fisheries"
- 8/12 Dr. John Gannon¸ International Joint Commission
"Lake Erie and the World’s Other Great Lakes-Lessons in Sustainability"
Upon request, broadcasts can be sent to other remote locations. For information on simulcast opportunities, contact the Stone Laboratory Office at 614-285-1800.
Located on the 6.5-acre Gibraltar Island in Put-in-Bay harbor, Stone Laboratory is The Ohio State University’s Island Campus on Lake Erie and the education and research facility of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program. The Ohio State University’s Ohio Sea Grant Program is part of NOAA Sea Grant, a network of 32 Sea Grant programs dedicated to the protection and sustainable use of marine and Great Lakes resources. For information on Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab, visit ohioseagrant.osu.edu .